19 Best Date Night Movies (for a romantic night at home)

written by Trevor & Angie
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If you’re looking for the best date night movies, look no further!

We’ve compiled a list of the top 19 films that are sure to set the mood and get you in the mood for love.

From classics like “Titanic” to newer hits like “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” there’s something for everyone on this list.

So pop some popcorn, grab your honey, and settle in for a night of romance with one of these great date night movies.

19 Best Date Night Movies (for a romantic night at home)

1. Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is the story of love and family, tradition and modernity, wealth and poverty. It’s a movie that will make you laugh and cry, one that you’ll want to watch again and again. The film follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an American-born Chinese woman who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding) for his best friend’s wedding.

As Rachel begins to get to know Nick’s family and friends, she quickly realizes that they are unlike anyone she has ever met before. They are wealthy beyond belief, and their lifestyles are as extravagant as their homes are luxurious.

Being from two different worlds, Rachel quickly falls in love with Nick and comes to understand the importance of his family to him. But when she discovers just how much money his parents have, she starts to worry about whether or not she truly belongs in this new life. Crazy Rich Asians is a beautiful film about family, culture, and love.

2. When Harry Met Sally

One of the all-time best date night movies is When Harry Met Sally. The film tells the story of Harry and Sally, two people who meet as strangers and eventually become friends and then lovers. It features some memorable scenes that have become iconic in the world of romcoms, such as the infamous fake orgasm scene.

This film is beloved by many for its witty dialogue and charming performances, and it has become a classic romantic comedy. It’s witty, charming, and features superb performances from both Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. If you’re looking for a timeless romantic movie to watch on your next date night, When Harry Met Sally is a perfect choice.

3. The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is a 1987 romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner and written by William Goldman. The film tells the story of Buttercup, a beautiful young woman who is kidnapped and taken away from her one true love, Westley. However, Westley sets out to rescue Buttercup and win her back. The Princess Bride is filled with adventure, romance, and humor, and is one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time. A cult classic, this film features some truly iconic scenes and quotable lines. If you’re a fan of romantic comedies, then The Princess Bride is a must-watch.

4. Palm Springs

If you and your date are looking for a fun, light-hearted movie to watch together, Palm Springs is a perfect choice. This rom-com follows two characters who get stuck in a time loop and end up living the same day over and over again. While it might sound like a premise that could get repetitive, the film is full of clever jokes and witty dialogue that will keep you both entertained throughout. Plus, the chemistry between the two leads, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, is undeniable, making Palm Springs a great choice for a romantic night in.

5. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is one of the best date night movies of all time. The classic film tells the story of baby-faced Frances “Baby” Houseman, who falls in love with bad boy dancer Johnny Castle while on vacation with her family at a resort in the Catskills. Played by Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze, the two must overcome obstacles to be together, including Baby’s father, who does not approve of their relationship. The film is full of romance, drama, and of course, dancing. It’s the perfect choice for a date night movie night.

6. Love Actually

Love Actually is a charming and heartwarming film that is perfect for a date night. The movie follows the lives and love stories of several different couples as they navigate love, heartbreak, and everything in between. While the film does have its share of sad moments, it ultimately celebrates the power of love and its ability to overcome all obstacles. If you’re looking for a feel-good film that will leave you feeling all the feels, then Love Actually is a perfect choice.  Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, and Colin Firth give outstanding performances, and the film’s soundtrack is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

7. Hitch 

If you’re looking for a date night movie that’s sure to get you in the mood for love, look no further than Hitch. This classic romantic comedy stars Will Smith as a professional “date doctor” who helps men woo the women of their dreams. Along the way, he falls for a beautiful reporter (played by Eva Mendes) who is investigating his business. With its charming cast, great humor, and plenty of heart, Hitch is the perfect film for a romantic night in.

8. Titanic

Considered by some to be the ultimate date night movie, Titanic is an epic romance that tells the story of Jack and Rose, two star-crossed lovers who meet aboard the ill-fated ship. The film features some of the most iconic scenes in movie history, including the unforgettable moment when Jack draws Rose in the nude. Titanic is a timeless classic that is sure to make your date night special.

9. The Notebook

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man, Duke (played by James Garner), telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident (played by Gena Rowlands). The film is full of romance, drama, and passion, making it the perfect date night film of a beautiful love story. If you and your honey are looking for a film that will make you both cry and laugh, then The Notebook is a perfect choice.

10. 50 First Dates

50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The film’s premise revolves around Henry Roth, a vet who falls in love with Lucy Whitmore, but discovers that she has short-term memory loss and forgets him every day. Henry must find a way to make her fall in love with him all over again every day or risk losing her forever. 50 First Dates is a funny and heartwarming film that will leave you feeling hopeful about love. It’s an excellent choice for fans of romantic comedies, and it will make you believe in second chances. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have incredible chemistry and their performances are sure to make you smile.

11. Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. is a 2011 romantic comedy film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and written by Dan Fogelman. The film follows Cal Weaver, a man who is going through a mid-life crisis after his wife cheats on him. Cal’s life is turned upside down when he meets Jacob Palmer, a womanizing bachelor who takes him under his wing and teaches him how to be a player. Crazy, Stupid, Love. is a funny and heartwarming film that will leave you feeling hopeful about love. It’s an excellent choice for fans of romantic comedies, and it will make you believe in second chances.

12. The Best of Me

If you’re looking for a romantic movie to watch on date night, then you can’t go wrong with The Best of Me. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this film tells the story of two former high school sweethearts who are reunited after 20 years apart. While their lives have taken very different paths since they last saw each other, the two still share a strong connection. The Best of Me is a touching and heartwarming film that is sure to leave you feeling all the feels.

13. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a 2018 romantic comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han. The film follows Lara Jean Covey, a high school student who has never been kissed, as she deals with the aftermath of her letters being sent out to all of the boys she’s ever loved. While the movie is lighthearted and fun, it also deals with some serious topics like family and relationships. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a charming and funny film that will make you fall in love with its characters.

14. Love and Basketball

Love and Basketball is the perfect date night movie for any couple who loves sports and competition. The film follows the story of two young lovers, Quincy and Monica, as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of a budding romance. From the first date to the first kiss, Love and Basketball captures all of the sweetness and passion of young love. Though they face many challenges along the way, their love for each other and for the game of basketball keeps them going. If you and your date are looking for a film that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer, then Love and Basketball is the one for you.

15. La La Land

If you’re in the mood for a romantic night in, there’s no better movie than La La Land. This Oscar-winning film is a modern classic that tells the story of two struggling artists who fall in love against all odds. The gorgeous cinematography, stirring soundtrack, and captivating performances from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling make La La Land a must-watch for any romantic.

16. Sleepless in Seattle 

Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron, based on a story by Jeff Arch. The film stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as two people who fall in love with each other after meeting on a radio talk show. Sleepless in Seattle is a classic rom-com that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have incredible chemistry, and the film’s iconic soundtrack will stay with you long after you’ve seen it. If you’re a fan of romantic comedies, this is a must-see.

17. The Proposal

If you’re looking for a romantic comedy that will have you both laughing and swooning, look no further than The Proposal. Starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, the film tells the story of a high-powered book editor who finds herself in need of a husband in order to keep her job. She ropes in her unsuspecting assistant, and hilarity ensues. It’s the perfect movie for a cozy night in with your loved one.

18. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

If you’re in the mood for a romantic drama, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a great choice. This film tells the story of a couple who have their memories of each other erased after they break up. However, as they lose their memories of each other, they begin to fall in love all over again.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is an emotionally powerful film that will leave you feeling deeply moved. It’s an excellent example of a romantic drama done right.

19. P.S. I Love You 

If you’re looking for a heartwarming and romantic movie to watch on date night, look no further than P.S. I Love You. Starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, this film follows the story of a young widow who discovers that her late husband has left her a series of love letters to help her move on after his death. If you’re in the mood for a good cry, this is the perfect film to watch with your significant other.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the best date night movies out there. So whether you’re looking for a romantic comedy, a drama, or something in between, there’s sure to be a film on this list that’s perfect for you and your date. So pop some popcorn, cuddle up, and enjoy a night of love with one of these great date night movies.

Cheers to date night! ❤️️


For more date ideas, read 30 Creative At-Home Date Ideas.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic sent us into lockdown in 2020, our family turned Saturday evenings into date night. We channeled all of our nervous energy into creating unique date night experiences in the comfort and safety of our home. Our weekly date nights quickly became our favorite night of the week and something our family continued long after we came out of lockdown. After hundreds of at-home date nights, we can honestly say that our marriage is stronger than ever. The healing power of date night is so strong that we had to create T&A Date Nights to share it with others.

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